The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a HBCU with humble beginnings, dating from 1886 when there were nine students and one faculty member. There were several iterations of the name, most notably Princess Anne College and Maryland State College. The library can only trace its roots back to the early 1920's. After outgrowing several locations, ground was broken in 1966 for a building to be named after Maryland's beloved abolitionist, orator and author, Frederick Douglass. The yearbook collection is the first digitization effort from our Special Collections department. We are excited to share this part of UMES history with you. Special thanks is given to the Division of Institutional Advancement, Office of Alumni Affairs & Planned Giving for funding this project.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Frederick Douglass Library